Summary of “The best note-taking apps to use in 2018”

Still, there’s a small quality-of-life improvement to enjoy when you switch from a mediocre, passable note-taking app to the best one you can find.
The best note-taking app needs intuitive features and a nice-looking design.
Considering all the other features, like organization, smoothness, and a design that makes you want to keep writing, here’s the best note-taking app.
Google Keep isn’t for storing long-form notes; for that, you should look toward other apps on this list.
Most of the apps on this list have downloads for desktop versions, but Google Keep opens up in a webpage, meaning you can switch devices easily without delay.
If you have boycotted Google’s suite of apps for one reason or another or you need something that can handle long-form notes, iA Writer, which varies in cost across platforms, is a good alternative.
One of my favorite things about iA Writer is that you can press a button on the right to exit out of typing mode, which is way easier than most note-taking apps that make you swipe up or double tap.
Whether it’s for their minimalistic look, security, compatibility with other apps you’re already using, or something more intangible that attracts you to these apps, these are all decent options.

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Summary of “Agile learning: how to build a brain like a gymnast”

Learning agility is swift, continuous learning from experience.
Agile learners take knowledge from one concept and apply it to another.
Learning smarter, learning faster, learning wider - and forgetting the rest.
Make learning deliberateThere are many ways to learn.
Learn to learnStudies show that agile learners are made, not born.
Learn from someonePeople think of learning as a solitary process.
It’s a widely-held assumption that spreading yourself across multiple disciplines means you’re spreading yourself too thin: you’ll dilute your learning and only absorb information superficially.
Learning becomes agile when it forges connections across boundaries; transfers knowledge from one task, memory or field to another; and cross-fertilizes.

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Summary of “Fight insomnia: Here’s how to sleep better”

So he decided to write a book about how to sleep better.
Nicholls surveyed the latest medical research on sleep, interviewed many of the researchers involved, and underwent intense sleep therapy to treat his own condition.
Henry Nicholls The simplest thing is to work on something called “Sleep stability,” which is very common advice in insomnia clinics and something my physician, Dr. David O’Regan, recommended as part of my cognitive behavioral therapy course for insomnia.
Children need much more sleep, teens still need a lot of sleep, and, as an adult, you’re probably looking at somewhere between six and nine hours of sleep in order to be healthy.
A lot of people get obsessed with this goal of getting eight hours of sleep every single night, and because they’re someone who just doesn’t need that much sleep, or they can’t reliably sleep that long, they get anxious about it and that actually creates issues with insomnia.
I’m not a physician, so I can’t give advice about which medications to take and when, but the consensus among the specialists I spoke to was that you should try to get your sleep stability right first, and make sure that you’re getting consolidated sleep and not waking up all the time.
Sean Illing Is bad sleep better than no sleep? In other words, is it better to just get up and do something productive rather than lying in bed for hours frustrated about not being able to fall asleep?
Sleep specialists have established that staying in bed while you’re anxious or not sleeping is one of the most common contributors to chronic insomnia, because it trains the brain and creates bad associations.

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Summary of “How to sleep better”

So he decided to write a book about how to sleep better.
Nicholls surveyed the latest medical research on sleep, interviewed many of the researchers involved, and underwent intense sleep therapy to treat his own condition.
Children need much more sleep, teens still need a lot of sleep, and, as an adult, you’re probably looking at somewhere between six and nine hours of sleep in order to be healthy.
A lot of people get obsessed with this goal of getting eight hours of sleep every single night, and because they’re someone who just doesn’t need that much sleep, or they can’t reliably sleep that long, they get anxious about it and that actually creates issues with insomnia.
What did the sleep specialists you spoke to say about people using melatonin or other over-the-counter or prescription meds to help with sleep?
I’m not a physician, so I can’t give advice about which medications to take and when, but the consensus among the specialists I spoke to was that you should try to get your sleep stability right first, and make sure that you’re getting consolidated sleep and not waking up all the time.
Sean Illing Is bad sleep better than no sleep? In other words, is it better to just get up and do something productive rather than lying in bed for hours frustrated about not being able to fall asleep?
Sleep specialists have established that staying in bed while you’re anxious or not sleeping is one of the most common contributors to chronic insomnia, because it trains the brain and creates bad associations.

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Summary of “3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances”

As technology transforms our economy, one trend is getting more and more attention: the prospect that it will increasingly automate the work that we human beings do.
On the demand side, technology is providing customers with far more power than ever before – we have far more information about the options available to us and the ability to switch much more easily from one vendor to another if our needs are not being met.
First, the machines will take over more and more of the routine tasks that defined work in a standardized, mass market product world.
We’re generally going to see three different categories of work become more and more prominent in a rapidly changing economy.
First, we will see more and more business for creators, people who can anticipate the rapidly evolving needs of individual customers and design and deliver creative and highly tailored products and services.
The focus of work will shift to activity that draws on the far more human capabilities that machines will find much more challenging to replicate.
Here’s the wonderful truth: the needs that allow us to achieve more and more of our potential as human beings will likely be precisely the ones that drive the evolution of work in ways that also enable us to achieve more and more of our potential in our work.
Far from depriving us of work and squashing our humanity, technology can provide us with the opportunity to focus on work and activities that will help us to achieve more and more of our potential.

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Summary of “How to Help Your Spouse Cope with Work Stress”

How can you help your partner cope? What’s the best thing to say when your partner starts complaining – and what should you not say? Is there a way to help them see things differently? And how can you set boundaries so that home can be a haven again?
What’s more, she adds, helping your partner learn to cope with stress helps you cope with it better, too.
“When your partner starts complaining, don’t say, ‘Oh, you think your day was bad, listen to what I had to deal with!’ It doesn’t help anything.” Stress endurance is not a competition.
“So if you get a sense that your partner is misreading a situation at work or heading in the wrong direction, you need to say something.” He suggests “Asking good questions that will broaden” your significant other’s perspective.
To wit, you need to “Notice your partner’s attitude, mood, and patterns,” and help them reflect on their career and professional path.
“There need to be times of day where you both put down your mobile phones; you need to draw a distinction of when a work device can be used at home.” He also suggests helping your partner “Develop a good end-of-work habit.” It could be encouraging them to listen to an audiobook or music or just take a walk at the end of the workday.
Expect to be the sole repository for your spouse’s work stress.
Jessica McClain, a public auditor based in Washington, D.C., helps her husband manage his work stress – and vice versa.

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Summary of “When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?”

The problem is when leaders try to drive the wrong kind of collaboration on their particular teams.
Catherine, a senior marketing director leading a cross-functional product development team at the same company, provides a contrasting case study.
Before embarking on any team-building activities or even setting up team meetings, leaders must ask themselves one question: Am I managing a high-performing group of individuals or a high-performing team?
He moved from monthly to quarterly team meetings and addressed only those issues that actually required teamwork.
Groups of executives who lead companies or divisions or major functions need to balance leading their own teams and leading the enterprise together.
The table below provides a straightforward way to assess the roles your direct and indirect reports most need to play as a team.
Regardless of the amount of time that needs to be devoted to teaming, how should that time best be used?
As a team leader, you can certainly start this process by making your own assessment of the required extent and focus of teamwork you need.

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Summary of “How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution”

She heads the 3A Institute at the Australian National University, which was launched in September 2017 and is working out how we should respond to, and perhaps even direct, the fourth revolution.
They didn’t know how to shape the industries the engines could power, or how to house them, or about the safety systems they’d need.
With this in mind, Bell said that the fourth industrial revolution needs its own applied science, so that’s exactly what the 3A Institute is going to build – as the website puts it, “a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data, and technology and of their impact on humanity”.
If autonomous systems are operating without prewritten rules, how do we stop them turning evil, as so many fictional robots do? How do different autonomous systems interact? How do we regulate those interactions? How do you secure those systems and make them safe? How do the rules change when the systems cross national boundaries?
“Does your car then have to be updated because of Brexit, and if so how would you do that?” Bell asked.
If autonomous vehicles are following rules, how are those rules litigated? Do the rules sit on the object, or somewhere else? If there’s some network rule that gets vehicles off the road to let emergency vehicles through, who decides that and how? If you have multiple objects with different rule sets, how do they engage each other?
As with computer science before it, the 3A Institute is developing a curriculum for this as-yet-unnamed new science.
How do you resolve the tension between the need to build and deploy accurate machine learning models fast, and the need to understand how those models work, what data they touch upon, and what are the implications? Immuta says data governance is the answer.

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Summary of “Departing Facebook Security Officer’s Memo: “We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides””

“With Facebook’s complexity, you need people who can stand up and advocate. Alex has a tremendous depth of expertise and reputation – he’s the person you’d want in your corner to help get the company on track. If you didn’t want him, who else would you want? It’s a big loss.”
We need to change the metrics we measure and the goals we shoot for.
We need to think adversarially in every process, product and engineering decision we make.
We need to build a user experience that conveys honesty and respect, not one optimized to get people to click yes to giving us more access.
We need to intentionally not collect data where possible, and to keep it only as long as we are using it to serve people.
We need to listen to people when they tell us a feature is creepy or point out a negative impact we are having in the world.
We need to be willing to pick sides when there are clear moral or humanitarian issues.
We need to be open, honest and transparent about challenges and what we are doing to fix them.

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Summary of “These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books”

All you need to do is begin acting in far more powerful ways than you’ve been acting.
Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, explains that CONFIDENCE is the thing that entrepreneurs need to protect more than anything else.
In order to develop more confidence, you’ll need to continually upgrade who you are.
“Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow.” – Douglas Malloch.
If you want more motivation, you generally need a situation that calls upon you to rise above where you currently are.
The more clear you get on that vision, the more WHY will be behind it.
“Social psychologists argue that who we are at any one time depends mostly on the context in which we find ourselves. But who creates the context? The more mindful we are, the more we can create the contexts we are in. Mindfulness lets us see things in a new light and believe in the possibility of change.” – Ellen Langer.
The more bold and aligned your behavior, the more abundant the outcome.

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